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Library to be at Smoky Hill River Festival

May 27, 2016 – Salina Public Library will be coming out to the Smoky Hill River Festival in Oakdale Park on June 10 and 11.

For the sixth year, the library will be catching people reading at the festival. Staff will be roaming the grounds from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Festival-goers who are reading books, newpapers or magazines in either paper format or on a phone or tablet will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon gift card. Festival programs do not count. There will be a drawing for adults and one for children. Winners will be notified June 14.

The library will also be taking its StoryCatchers program to the festival. StoryCatchers is a unique oral-history program allows Saline County residents to record personal stories of our community. Festival-goers can learn more about the program and record memories of the festival at the StoryCatchers booth from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The booth will be located near the children’s games.

For more information, call 825-4624 or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.


Library to screen movies this summer

May 24, 2016 – Families are invited to cool off and relax this summer at Salina Public Library’s movie nights.

The first movie will be “McFarland, USA,” rated PG, on June 2. The film tells the story of a struggling coach (played by Kevin Costner) who starts a cross-country team in McFarland, Calif. 

On June 16, the movie will be “Inside Out,” rated PG. The animated film follows young Riley who is struggling with her family’s move. Her emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — conflict on how to best navigate a new city, house and school.

“Jayhawkers,” directed by Kevin Willmott, University of Kansas, will be shown on June 30. The film is about a group of unlikely allies in 1950s Kansas who modernized college sports and changed a community, serving as a parallel to the Civil Rights movement.  

Rounding out the series on July 19 will be “The Music Never Stopped,” rated PG. The movie tells the story of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories.

All showings are at 6:30 p.m. in the Prescott Room. There will be snacks and drawings for door prizes.

For those who love a classic or campy flare to their movies, Quirky Classic Movies will offer films in June and July. On June 18, the movie will be “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” The 1962 thriller stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. June’s showing will include snacks and a drawing for a door prize. The “Mystery Science Theater 3000” episode featuring “The Crawling Eye” will be shown on July 9. “Mystery Science Theater” is a comedy, sci-fi show that adds humorous commentary to B movies. Quirky Classics will be at 2 p.m. in the Prescott Room. Commentary is encouraged.


Food for Fines to benefit Project Salina

 May 2, 2016 – Salina Public Library invites patrons to pay down their late fees and contribute to Project Salina with its Food for Fines program.

During the month of May, library users can bring cans of tuna to the library, 301 W. Elm, to donate to Project Salina. Each 5 oz. can that is donated will equal up to $1 of late-fine forgiveness. Lost materials or other charges cannot be paid off with food donations. Those without late fees are welcome to donate as well.

All donated tuna will benefit Project Salina, a community-wide effort to collect food donations in May. Donations are distributed through Salina Emergency Aid-Food Bank, Ashby House, Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, The Salvation Army and Salina Rescue Mission.

For more information, please contact Dianna Waite, Head of Circulation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 825-4624, ext. 221, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.


 

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